Forewords - The Books Before the Buzz

With our column, Forewords, we let readers know the latest book news about some of the web team's most-anticipated upcoming releases across the genres — just as the projects are announced!

DEBUT AUTHORS

Paranormal Romance - You guys: Alis Franklin's Wyrdtouched features an exiled Loki hiding in Australia as a CEO. Loki falls in love with a man in his IT department and releases Asgard's wrath in the process. We have a good feeling about this one, so be sure to be on the lookout!

Mainstream - In Three Rivers, family ties are put to the test when a dangerous storm in the Mississippi Delta brings together a daughter returning home, an unwell mother who's leaving and a father running for his life. Tiffany Quay Tyson's emotional debut is sure to be a winner.

NEW SERIES

Fantasy - Ilana Myer returns with a new series, Tower of Winds. In this thrilling new venture, a young woman embarks on a dangerous and exhilarating journey to restore magic to her world. Release date: TBA.

CONTINUING SERIES

Historical Romance - Bestselling author Stephanie Laurens continues her beloved Cynster family series with three more titles! Laurens will self-publish the digital editions while Harlequin Mira will handle the print copies. But that's not all! Mira will also publish four books in a new historical quartet based in the same Regency world as the Cynsters. Release dates and titles: TBA.

Urban Fantasy - The Mist-Torn Witch series continues with a third and fourth book, which is sure to please fans of Barb Hendee's series, and J.C. Hendee is set for three more books in the Noble Dead Saga. Titles and release dates have yet to be announced, but stay tuned for more details!

PIQUING OUR INTEREST

Young Adult - Becca Fitzpatrick, the author behind the bestselling Hush, Hush series, is set for Sapphire Skies, a standalone thriller featuring a teen girl who witnesses a crime that forces her to assume a new life and identity in a small Nebrasksa town under the U.S. Federal Witness Protection Program. But when she starts receiving threats, she discovers she's not as safe as she thought. Look for this thriller in Fall 2015!

Inspirational - In From the Start, Melissa Tagg weaves the tale of a hopelessly romantic screenwriter who doesn't believe in true love and the former NFL star who may save her career. But in return, she'll help him find a new life and dream. Be sure to read this heartwarming read when it releases next year!

Contemporary Romance - Bestselling author Catherine Bybee returns to her Weekday Brides series with Seduced by Sunday and a currently untitled seventh installment. Release dates: TBA.

EBOOKS

Contemporary Romance - In Cherry Pie, Samantha Kane delivers an enthralling story in which a man packs up and moves to a small town to withdraw from those around him, and himself. But his reclusive life is interrupted when an old friend shows up. Coming soon this Fall!

These are this week's deals that we can’t wait to hear more about in the coming months. Check back every Monday for more Forewords and you can always visit our Upcoming Releases Page!